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Join the 31st Annual Paddle for Clean Water Event

On Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 8:30 am, join us at the iconic Ocean Beach Pier for an inspiring gathering of surfers, swimmers, and ocean enthusiasts united by a common purpose: to safeguard our ocean's water quality. Learn more!


Our Mission

Where the land meets the sea

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.


Clean Border Water Now

Declare an Emergency at the Border

Please sign our petition calling on Governor Newsom and President Biden to declare a state of emergency in order to access additional resources required to address the egregious contamination at our border beaches.

Join the effort

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RE:BEACH Oceanside

Oceanside held the first of three public workshops for its RE:BEACH design competition aimed at restoring sand to the city's beaches. Watch the presentation, provide feedback, and read our 'hot takes' on the initial concepts. 


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Clean Border Water Now

A Tale of Two Emergencies

Hurricane Hilary prompted a swift emergency response, the kind that South San Diego County has yet to experience for the egregious border pollution that has been making people sick for decades. 

Our Network

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Join Our Network

We're always looking for volunteers to help affect change locally. Join us.

The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Support Surfrider

Your support will help us get one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts.